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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
mm y f ERTOAY, JUnp , :i it i i-1 Vi it ii Service Perfected The Pasquotank Motor Company, Studebaker Exclusive Dealers for Northeasern North Carolina has procured the services of Mr. Wm. T. Swain, Jr., as Supervisor of Service for their territory. Mr. Swain is peculiarly qualified to take care of the Studebaker Service problem here. He started his career in the Automobile business in 1915 with the Messick Motor Company of Newport News, Va., Studebaker dealers. Later that year he was employ ed by the Studebaker Corp. at Detroit in the manu facturing jdepartment for six months; then he was employed by the Studebaker Corporation in the Ser vice Department at Detroit until July 1918 when he was caled to the colors. He served with the Bureau of Aircraft Production as inspector of aeroplanes and aeroplane motors until his discharge from the Service May 25th. 1919. In his new capacity as Service Manager for the Pasquotank Motor Company he will give all his time to the making of satisfied Studebaker owners. PASQUOTANK MOTOR CO. Studebaker Dealers Elizabeth City, N. C. Good Coffee ' You will find it at Twiddy's. Twiddy sells nothing but the best in groceries. His old and successful business has been built upon that one plus courtesy and honesty. thing, G. W. TWIDDY Phone 185 So. Poindexter Street Sclag$ ew Way ttdD aw Just a tablespoonful of GRAND MA, the wonderful powdered Boap in the water. That takes the place of all the chipping, slicing rnd rubbing that you do now whenever you wash or clean. And you save soap. You know just how much to use. Isn't it simple? What woman would Sat tip with the fuss and bother of ar soap lying around and wasting away, when she can now nave this marvelous powdered soap. Try this Powdered Soap Today! D'airadorrDa's Powdered Saves TIME Saves WORK Saves SOAP Your Grocer Has It! WHAT WILL C. W. BROWN GET OUT OF MT.LEBANON ? Tu,f. What Worries a Lot of Folk Who Want to Help Thi Negro Church ThP namDaisn to raise - $13,000 to liquidate the mortgaged indebtedness nf Alt. Lebanon A. mj. ,iuu wiiuvu in this city, is lagging because the news has gotten out that C. W. Brow, man ager of the? campaign is to get $2,000 j out of it. Having indorsed the cam naitrn and urged its friends to help the colored Methodists of Elizabeth City to save their handsome church, this newspaper has satisfied itself that C. W. Brown will not get a cent of -the money subscribed for the church and this newspaper can not" find that the church is committed to any scheme tc give Brown a second mortgage on the I church in consideration of his services Brown expects to make $2,000 as a result of his management of the cam paign, but his expectations are perfect ly l-.-g-ifim.ite. The church has. agreed to celebrate the burning of the mort gage if Brown succeeds in lifting it and has agreed to let , Brown use trie j occasion to his own profit. Brown plans to have Dr. Robt. R. Moton, the head of Tuskegee Institute, and a quar tette of singers from Hampton Insti tute to appear at the celebration and he expects to charge the colored people 50 to 75 cents a head to hear their big gest, blackest Negro leader make a speach and hear their biggest Negro ouartette sing. Brown thinks this en tertainment will bring h im in some thing like 2,000. This newsnaner believes that ?1 Brown can get $2,000 out of any such scheme he is entitled to it. It costs a lot of money to put on a campaign tc raise funds these days. Brown has personally forced every cent of the ex pense of Mt. Lebanon's ' campaign. The church hasn't had to put up a dollar for the hundreds of dollars worth oi printing, advertising and postage which Brown has been compelled to use to get the" cause of the church before the public. In all campaigns that this newspaper .knows anything about, the cost of printing, advertising, postage and clerical expense has come out oi the campaign. Every dollar of the Mr Lebanon campaign expense comes out of C. W. Brown, a fact that can be easily verified by the cashiers of the two banks in Elizabeth City who handle the money. Camel 8 days are up Man, but he's thirsty! He'll never go eight days without a drink again. He had never tasted Pepsi Cola when he started that stuff! The desert's awfully hot, the Oases few and far between : PEPSI-COLA is simply peaeless to this old one- hump sailing ship of the sandy Sahara. With Pepsi-Cola as an incentive he could keep going all day. Why don't you drink Pepsi-Cola, top, this hot weather, and keep going all day at full speed? Drink Stimulating Revivifying Sparkling PEPSI-COLA It Makes You Scintillate CHEER UP! YOU'LL SOON BE LICKING TWOS AGAIN Cheer up, Mr. Average Cjtizen, on? thing at least the postage stamp will soon go down in price Pork chops and street car fares may continue to rise, but on July 1. you will be able once more to put a 2-cent stamp on a letter to points outside the city and 1-cent stamp on a post card. The postage stamp will be one of the first every day commodities to go back to its pre-war price. When the United States entered the wa Congress increased postage on letters to 3-cents and post cards to 2-cii:ts for delivery outsi4e the city in which they were mailed. Before the close of the last session however, legislation wras enacted pro viding for a return to the old rates at the end of this fiscal year. ah. mm uir mi v McCABE AND SAUNDERS ON BOARD OF MANAGERS j GEO. SEYFFERT ON COUNTY j BOARD OF PUBLIC WELFARE George P. Seyffert, superintendent of the Elizabeth City Hosiery Mills, has j been appointed to succeed Rev. J. M. Ormond on the Pasquotank County j Board of Public Welfare. Mr. Ormond j resigned because his church is about i to begin building their new house of i worship and his time will be in demand j on that project. J Mr. Seyffert is a student of social j problems and is better equipped for the work of the new office of Public Wel fare than some would suspect. The Board is now composed of V.' R. Gil- more, Geo. P. Seyffert and Miss Mar garet Hollowell. J. T. McCabe and W. O. Saunders of Elizabeth City have been appointed members of the Board of Managers of the State Normal School at Elizabeth recent advance in prices along all lines men virtually jnits this school under local management for the first time in its history, a majority of the Board of Managers residing in this city. The Board of Managers will find much work to do the next twelve months in con nection with expenditure of about $50, 000 in new buildings and improvements at the State Normal. POSTMASTER EXAMINATION 3 The United States Civil Service Cpmmission has announced an exami nation to be held at Edenton, N. C. on September 24, 1919 -for the position ol postmaster at Roper. To be eligible for this examination an applicant must be a citizen of the United States, must actually reside within the delivery of the office and have so resided at thetime the present vacancy occurred. Applicants must have reached theii twenty-first but not their sixty-fifth birthday on the date of examination DIAMOND RUBBER CO. ANNOUNCE NEW MILEAGE ADJUSTMENT The Diamond Rubber Co., Inc., of Akron, O. announces new increased mileage adjustment to Diamond Tire users and dealers that is in keeping with actual results obtained from these famous tires 6000 miles on fabric tiresand S000 miles on Diamond Cord Tires. The new adjustment also ap plies to every Diamond Tire of future or past sale, including tires in the hands of car owners or dealers. Diamond users and Diamond dealers have long 'known the big mileage in Diamond Tires the users own tires. The Diamond Rubber Co. have marked up their adjustment to 6000 miles foi Diamond Fabric Tires and 8000 milet for Diamond Cord Tires, respectively merely to measure out a definite share of the superb mileage that the won derful strength and endurance Dia mond Tires have in them as shown from thousands and thousands of satis fied users. KILN-DRIED Tennessee ROCKUME Dr. Thome of Ohio, has well said:- "When the land begins to need lime, it is a waste of time, energy and money to continue to cultivate it until this need is supplied; for the economic use of every other fertilizing material, in cluding manure, depends upon the limg supply. MASCOT BONE DRY FINELY PULVERIZED - READILY AVAILABLE - AMERICAN LIMESTONE COMPANY Knoxville, Tennessee L. L. WINDER, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. SALES AGENT STUDEBAKER DEALERS HERE EMPLOY A SERVICE EXPERT The Pasquotank Motor Co., Stude baker automobile dealers for this terri tory, have taken an advanced step in the matter of service that will interest Studebaker owners. The Pasquotank Motor Co. has employed WmT.' Swain a young motor expert, formerly of thf Studebaker factory force, who will givt his time exclusively as Supervisor oi Studebaker Service for this territory Mr. Swain has just been released from the U. S. Army where he had served for nearly a year as an instctor of airplane motors in the Bureau of Air craft Production. Mr. Swain's head quarters will be at the Pasquotank Motor Co. show rooms opposite the Southern Hotel, in Elizabeth City. J. K. DIXON COMMISSIONER At a recent meeting of the Fisheries Commission Board in Morehead City J. K. Dixon, of Trenton. Jones county, North Carolina, was appointed State Fisheries Commissioner, succeeding the late H. L. Gibbs. Mr. Dixon was chief clerk and assistant commissioner under Mr. Gibbs' administration and is ac quainted with the affairs and respon sibilities that concern his offic. Telephone. Tattle. Thieves and beggars have a "cant" language- of their own. When a burg lar uses the phrase" "struck by light ning," he means that he was arrested by the police whilst engaged on , his little job, through information com. yeyed through the telephone. - r. i '' " - ': '-, ': " ; v. '"J -. " '. - - ,. - ' :.: '''--: ' "-r., -' -V.- 'J- . . . WANTS AN INLET FROM CURRITUCK TO THE SEA Editor Independent: - I have spread out before me a mat of the eastern part of North Carolina, and tracing that long narrow coastal line, or banksline down, we do not find any outlet to the sea from the Virginia State line to Oregon Inlet, a distance of probably sixty miles or more. AVith Currituck and Albermarle Sound and the rivers 'that empty into the Albe marle Sound, all fresh water bodies it seems to me that in view of the fact that for several years the big freshets have virtually ruined the best part of (the fishing season, that it would prob ably be the greatest thing that could happen to northeastern North Carolina to take the matter up with the Gov ernment at Washington with the idea of having an inlet cut at what vould be the best practical point. Probably this matter could be start ed and discussed at the next meetiny of the General Assembly. I undertand there will probably be an extra ses sion which would be better still As I still look over this map it would seem possible that an inlet cut thru Kitty Hawk bay to the sea would be practicable. I know something of the conditions existing there. If there were some way to do this, would not northeastern North Carolina be a paradise, almost? Just look at the large area that would soon be a solid!' oyster rock, also great shoals of clams, in addition to the difference in fishing it would probably make It would be very interesting to see what sort of a discussion this would start. I suppose that every one would have something to say about it. flow about it? Let's dig an inlet and keep it open. ' C. H. SCARBORO, 3607 Washington, Ave., . Newport News, Va. June 16, 1919. NOTICE TO CITIZENS CURRITUCK COUNTY The Board of Education and Board of Commissioners of Currituck County met in joint session 1st Monday in June 1919, (as per Instructions of R. F. Beasley, Commissioner of Public Wel fare of The State Board of Charities) to consider the appointing of a Supt. of Public Welfare and to fix his salary and expenses, as provided by an act of the last Legslature. The following resolution was passed at the said joint meeting. Resolved that Both Boards meet in joint session 1st Monday in July and at that time make the appointment and fix the salary and expenses of County Supt. of Welfare, and in the mean time give the matter publicity. Several suggestions have been heard, relative to combining the office of Supt. of Welfare work with the off ice of Supt of Public Instruction and the employing of a Rural Supervisor of schools to as sist the County Supt. of Public Instruc tion. As this matter is of vital intrest both to The Taxpayer and the patrons of our Public school system, I feel it my duty to make this publication, so as to ac quaint the PUBLIC with the matter, and to cordially invite every taxpayer and public school patron ot be presen at this joint meting of the two Boards at which time thorough public distus sion of the question will b had. Meeting at County Court House 10.30 A. M. Monday, July 7th, 1919. Come and the strength of your council W. J. TATE . Chm. Board Education cJe20-2t Currituck Co. of No Wonder. Mrs. Johling "I don't know what is the matter with this clock, but It won't go." Her husband looked at it. then oiled it, and blew In It with the bel lows, but it would not go, and he went to bed. The next morning his wife said : "Henry, I know what is the mat ter with the clock." "Well, what?" asked her husband. "It wants wind tesl" ske sail. 5 iiiiiiiiiiii!iiii!iimiiiEiiiiiiiiiiiiEffiirififfiiiffiififi!iiniwF AMh Lentury Looier In the XXth Century Cooler no ice can j come in cont.act with the water and con- taminate it. Its patented "C & H" Push jH Faucet will not collect sediment, get foul or drip and soil floors. The water is al- H ways served at iust the right degree oi S coolness never unpleasantly and harm- fully cold. 1 To users of H20, "THE PUREST 1 WATER IN THE WORLD", we sell them H at cost, $15.00. ' 1 Elizabeth City Water and Power Company Phones 80 and 4. 5 v7iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiittiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiHftiUHV -''fiimiiiimmiimiisiimifinmrnmuiinminHimtiiHtii'i NORFOLK, VA. There are thousands of positions open in the commercial world and with the Government 'for Bookkeepers, Steno graphers Typists and other office assistants. YOU can get one of these positions if you have the necessary tecb inal knowledge. We have trained many thousands c young men and women for such positions; we can tram YOU. Write for particulars. Address, J. M. RESLER, President. L-& M SEMI-PASTE PAINTS BEST THAT CAN EE MADE Cost to you $3.25 a Gallon when mads ready toJ"fs RECOMMENDED BY SATISFIED USERS FOR OVER 4QYEAK LONGMAN & MARTINEZ Manufacturers New Te 1